Position: Corporate Partnerships Executive
Department: Fundraising, Marketing and Engagement
Role Type: Full-Time 6 month contract
We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, our purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals going extinct
Corporate partnerships are integral to ZSL’s vision of a world where wildlife thrives. Working within the Corporate Partnerships team, the Corporate Partnerships Executive will help generate a sustainable income stream through the management and development of existing and new corporate partnerships whilst at the same time inspiring more people to adopt positive steps to support conservation and value nature. This post has a key focus on delivering corporate engagement events, such as volunteering sessions and Behind the Scenes tours at our Zoos.
The Corporate Partnerships team has enjoyed considerable success in the last few years particularly with regards to retaining and expanding Corporate Memberships and delivering them to a high standard. Our current partners include Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, Liontrust, RBC, Shaftesbury and Sky to name a few.
The key priorities of this role are to work as part of the Corporate Partnerships team to support, manage and develop long term and sustainable memberships and partnerships to maximise fundraising income through employee engagement, gift in kind and commercial opportunities, as well as ensuring the wider strategic objectives of both client and charity are fulfilled.
This role will be responsible for supporting the Corporate Partnerships Manager to deliver against contractual obligations across the portfolio of accounts, providing administrative support for the team and overseeing specific volunteering activities, particularly in Spring and Summer. It is essential that the post holder is comfortable and confident in delivering engagement sessions by themselves, ensuring the attendees have a memorable and positive experience.
The Corporate Partnerships Executive will be an articulate and passionate advocate for the team and ZSL, with meticulous attention to detail, good IT skills and experience of dealing with senior leadership and external clients. They will be motivated, enthusiastic, and tenacious and possess the ability to pre-empt team needs and potential challenges, as well as the confidence and experience to use their initiative and creativity to solve problems. This opportunity provides a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to gain experience working on partnership across a variety of sectors and income streams.
Skills & Abilities
Please find the full job description attached here - Corporate Partnerships Executive JD 2023
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Midnight Monday 30th January 2023
The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.